European and World History Concentration

The European and World concentration enriches students’ experiences with in-depth study of the histories of regions and cultures beyond the United States. It provides students with broad comparative contexts for understanding local and global histories, and helps students interpret the past through transnational, intercultural perspectives.

Eurpoean and World History Concentration Core Requirements
HIS 501 Graduate History Colloquium 4
HIS 503 Researching and Writing History 4
HIS 510 Graduate Readings Seminar 1 4
HIS 510 Graduate Readings Seminar 1 4
HIS 560 Position Essay and Historiography 8
or HIS 580 Thesis
Select one of the following: 4
Public History Colloquium
American Material Life
Historic Environmental Preservation
American Architectural History
Museum and Society
Archival Management
Graduate Readings Seminar 2
Museum/Historic Sites Methods
History and Digital Media
Oral History Methods
Policy History
Select three of the following: 3 12
ECCE: Democracy and Democratic Theory
Alexander the Great
ECCE: Cleopatra’s Egypt
Rise of Rome
Caesar to Charlemagne
Egyptology
ECCE: Ancient Sport and Spectacle
Europe in the 18th Century: The Enlightenment
ECCE: Conflict in 19th Century Europe
Europe In The 20th Century
Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Topics in 20th Century World History
ECCE: The Pacific War: World War II in East Asia
Imperial Russia
History of the Soviet Union
ECCE: Nationalism and Imperialism
Modern China
Premodern Japan
ECCE: From Vikings to Hackers: A Pirate’s World History
Topics in Pre-Modern World History
Women in Chinese and Japanese History
Samurai in History and Romance
ECCE: Anime, History, and Memory
Cold War and the Middle East
History of Christmas
Eastern Christianity
Graduate Readings Seminar 2
Elective History Course (American or Public history) 3 4
Total Hours 44
1

HIS 510 must be taken a minimum of two times; course topics vary.  Master’s students are encouraged to take graduate seminars.

2

 Students may take up to two additional HIS 510 courses provided the topics are different.

3

No more than 12 hours may be at the 400 level.  

NOTE: UIS does not offer foreign language instruction sufficient to qualify students in the European or World History concentration for admission to most Ph.D. programs.